This is a special solo episode with host Libby Ballengee, an avid and frequent traveler. One of
The fellas are back talking about Killa Kev’s 4-20 induced vacation to Arizona & Les Vegas & Kev Nash’s lazy Sunday! Reactions to the Starbucks situation & J. Coles’s new album “KOD”. Plus, NBA playoff talk! Stay connected with the fellas on Twitter at @Dj_Killa_Kev & @1KevNash Don’t forget you can find the pod on the Tunein app & stitcher app.
Four piece pop punk band out of Kettering, Ohio. They stop by DATV to chat with Izzy Rock about their origins, influences, and we chat about their album, She’s Out to Get Me”.
“After listening to She’s Out to Get Me, it is clear that there is “no where to go but up from here” for this group of young talented musicians. So, next time you’re headed to the beach or looking for some new pop punk bands, make sure to check this album out since this band is definitely one to keep an eye on.”
Be sure to read our review, and pick up Life In Idle‘s new album today!
David French – Guitar/Vo, Joey Friend – Bass, Alex Hall – Drums, John Garybush – Guitar
#1 I Am
#2 State of Mind
#4 Another Day
Taking the concept of citizenship a step further is actually being an informed voter, especially at a local level. Having a truly educated and thoughtful electorate would be ideal. But even me – the hopeless idealist – feels uniformed about political candidates. It’s so hard to find out where people really stand. Trust me, I try! We are inundated with attack ads and headlines, but getting to know them is much tougher. I’m attempting to make that process a little easier these “community conversation” podcasts, where we have honest, productive chats with local candidates and elected officials specifically about their solutions for our most critical challenges.
In this episode, I spoke with Zach Dickerson, a young, enthusiastic and moderate Democrat running for Ohio House District 42 (Moraine, West Carrollton, Miamisburg, Germantown, Miami and Washington Townships). We explore the important Issue 1 vote coming up in the May 2018 Primary, that tackles the corrosive effects of gerrymandering, his ideas on gun control, the opioid epidemic in our community, right to medical privacy, among other issues. I really enjoyed his frank and bi-partisan approach!
Hope you enjoy the conversation as much as I did!
Get to know Zach Dickerson in his own words:
I was born in a small town called Independence. I spent many weekends of my childhood with my great grandmother. She was kind, sincere, and generous. She set an example that helped shape me into the man I am today. So did my parents. My father taught me how to hunt and showed me the value of a strong work ethic. My mother gave me cooking skills and made clear that “please” and “thank you” should be staples in my vocabulary. My sister was there to antagonize me. She was my worst nightmare…until she became my best friend.
I came to Ohio after law school and I’ve worked at LexisNexis for 10 years. I am 38 and mostly moderate in my views. I live in the political middle like most people. I decided to run for office because I think we need more civility in our politics. If you’re like me, you’re tired of the fighting, partisanship, and political games. Our state faces a lot of challenges. And those challenges are best met with bipartisanship. I will work with members of both parties to solve our problems because I want smart, common sense solutions. We need to work together to move this state forward. And that’s exactly what I’ll do. I’ll be the kind of Democrat that would make my great grandmother proud.
Find out more about Zach – https://www.votezach.com/
Information on Issue 1 (May 2018) – Click here
League of Women Voters – https://www.lwv.org/
and locally – http://www.lwvdayton.org/
Ohio House of Representatives – http://www.ohiohouse.gov/
Want to hear more conversations like this? Listen to these past community conversations:
- Representative Jim Butler – http://gemcitypodcast.com/?p=3388
- Mayor Nan Whaley – http://gemcitypodcast.com/?p=1932
- The Dayton Police Majors – http://gemcitypodcast.com/?p=2967
- West Dayton Disinvestment Discussion – http://gemcitypodcast.com/?p=3480
- Candidates Discuss Ways to Improve Dayton – http://gemcitypodcast.com/?p=3327
- Michael Milisits for US Congress- http://gemcitypodcast.com/?p=3357
- Dayton Women’s March – Where do we go from here? – http://gemcitypodcast.com/?p=3523
- Families of Addicts – http://gemcitypodcast.com/?p=3401
- Get to know the hosts: Libby Ballengee – http://gemcitypodcast.com/?p=3430
- David Sparks – http://gemcitypodcast.com/?p=2634
- David Esrati – http://gemcitypodcast.com/?p=3539
- Gary Leitzell – http://gemcitypodcast.com/?p=1028
- Upcoming episode next month: Theresa Gasper for US Congress
Lioness – “America’s Greatest Country Freedom Song”
Scott Ervin is the Kid Whisperer. He is joined by host/producer Izzy Rock (Co-Host/Producer for Gem City Podcast, a podcast all about Dayton, Ohio and the surrounding area)
The catch is, Scott doesn’t know what questions will be asked.
Scott Ervin, The Kid Whisperer™ has a strong passion for improving the lives of teachers, parents, caregivers, and the children they serve. His career has been devoted to education and helping children succeed.
Scott has over a decade of experience dealing with troubled and at-risk children on a daily basis and brings a wealth of knowledge and understanding to his work.
Scott’s engaging, humorous teaching style and straight forward, systematic approach pave the way for worry free discipline which in turn, build childrens’ confidence and critical thinking skills.
#1 What’s the biggest crisis facing teachers in 2018?
#2 What do you say to that teacher being burnt out and how do they get their passion back?
#3 How do we educate kids on the use of social media?
#4 Guns in classrooms? What’s your solution?
#5 What should parents be doing to help kids stay focused?
C. Wright’s Parlour Tricks – “Highrider”
Tim Pritchard (Flyaway Minion, Shrug, The Boxcar Suite) has been a staple in the Dayton Music scene for years. He joined Izzy Rock at DATV to chat about a number of topics, including the new album Further In and Father Out. With Further In and Farther Out, the Boxcar Suite deliver their second full-length album, building on roots as a backing band for the release of frontman Tim Pritchard’s It Shall Be Revealed and the eclectic exploration of their debut, Across the Vast & Deep. FIAFO finds a fully formed rock and roll band enjoying the arrival of their realized sound. It holds true to the song-oriented approach common to Pritchard’s previous work, and generally indicative of admiration for writers such as Gram Parsons or Gene Clark, but turns sonic favor toward 70s stadium heroics and 90s power pop revivalism, embellished by steel guitar, keys, harmonized leadwork, and stacked vocal harmonies. Though more focused than previous efforts there are still apparent hints of country, folk and psychedelia. The album was written and produced with the vinyl format specifically in mind and we’re proud to announce it as MagnaLP-001!
#1 Living To Infinity
#2 Fix My Head
#3 Time Machine
#4 Lighter Song
#5 Hard To Deliver
Listen at https://theboxcarsuite.bandcamp.com/
Tim Pritchard-Vocals, Guitars
Phil Caviness – Bass, Vocals
Trevor Bell – Drums
Tony Moore – Guitars
Tim and the Boxcar Suite were previously guests on Episode 228 (2-23-2016)
This is our lost Ask The Kid Whisperer Podcast recorded in November 2017. I pulled the questions from Reddit. Thanks to Yellow Cab Tavern for hosting us for this podcast. Izzy Rock is the Host/producer. Thanks to Scott Ervin for all he does to help change the world.
Yellow Cab Tavern
Kyleen Downes – “Exhale”
The fellas celebrate their 100th podcast and reflecting on favorite podcast moments! Plus, Killa Kev’s recaps his trip to The Masters, Kev Nash’s quick trip to Cleveland, Cardi B “Invasion of Privacy” album reaction, dealing with this trash weather in Ohio, and where are we moving? Stay connected with the fellas on Twitter at @Dj_Killa_Kev & @1KevNash Don’t forget you can find the pod on the Tunein app & stitcher app.
With the release of their self titled debut album, singer/songwriter Charlie Jackson stopped by DATV to chat with Izzy Rock about his influences, origin story, current rotation, and we discuss four of the songs from the album, Charlie Jackson and the Heartland Railway.
Days of Wine and Roses
A Song Away
Last Call For The Saints
Stay With Me Tonight
Recorded at DATV
Produced by Izzy Rock @TheIzzyRock
Downtown Dayton is quickly becoming the hip place to live for young professionals starting out their lives, families scooping up housing in historic districts, and amazing pads for empty nesters. Living downtown puts you in the center of everything – parks, theatere, restaurants, cafes and sporting events. Your commute to work is a few minutes on foot. You have the choice of a trendy loft or beautiful historic home.
In this episode, our host Libby Ballengee chats about the exciting rise of downtown living with Val Beerbower from the Downtown Dayton Partnership and Amy Walbridge from the City of Dayton’s Department of Economic Development.
Think living downtown is not realistic or accessible? You may be pleasantly surprised to learn that there are opportunities and various price points and for lots of different lifestyles.
Curious to learn more? The Downtown Dayton Partnership hosts a spring housing tour. It’s an easy and fun way to check out the cool condos and apartments that are available.
This Year’s Housing Tour: Saturday, May 5, 2018 from 1pm – 5pm
There’s a nifty housing directory online too: http://www.downtowndayton.org/index.php? option=com_content&task=view&id=67 (there is a link to apartments and condos from this link)